Bumpers provided in the front and back of a vehicle have two main purposes. The first is to protect the expensive parts of the vehicle such as main engine parts, cooling systems, exhaust systems, taillights, hoods and fenders headlights, and more. The second is to absorb the impact of a collision. However, bumper covers often come loose because of a bolt hole, clip mount, mounting tab, or a broken clip. Even though these are small components of a bumper, they are not cost-effective to be fixed or replaced. So instead of getting a new bumper cover that could cost you a few hundred dollars, buying bumper fasteners is a wise decision (which usually do not cost more than 20$ to 30$). In simple words, bumper fasteners are a very affordable way to fix loose bumper covers.
High-quality bumper fasteners help ensure the bumper stays intact to provide safety during collisions or crashes while adding style to the vehicle. These need to be chosen as per the specification of each type of vehicle to ensure superior support for the vehicle’s aerodynamic requirements at high speed. Therefore, bumper fastener clips are made from a wide range of different materials to ensure they can fulfill the fastening requirements of different kinds of automotive vehicles.
Following are the materials used most widely for manufacturing high-quality bumper fasteners:
Aluminum bumper fasteners are lightweight and highly corrosion resistant. Most aluminum bumper fasteners are usually manufactured by combining with other materials such as silicon, magnesium, iron, zinc, etc., to enhance their strength and superior support. Aluminum bumper fasteners are pretty durable and are not easily affected by scratches or abrasions.
2. Alloy Steel
Alloy steel is used to make a range of bolts, screws, studs, rods, nuts, and more. These are preferred for their high-strength properties. Alloy steel is usually mixed with silicon, manganese, or chromium for enhanced strength and stronger impact resistance. This material is frequently used for manufacturing automotive parts for low-temperature bolting applications.
Plastic bumper fasteners and clips are widely popular nowadays as they are largely available in various head sizes and configurations. These are used for a wide variety of automotive applications such as window mechanisms, hood insulation, window rollers, cable tracks, and more. Plastic bumper fasteners increase design freedom, and are very impact-resistant.
4. Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is an iron-based alloy made from combining low carbon steel and chromium. Its heat-resistant and rust-resistant properties make it a popular choice for manufacturing superior quality bumper fasteners for automotive applications. However, the stainless steel fasteners are prone to galling and are less stronger than hardened steel fasteners.
5. Silicon bronze
Silicon bronze is a low-lead brass alloy. It is usually made from 94-96% copper combined with silicon, manganese, tin, iron, zinc, or other alloys. Silicon bronze fasteners are resistant to freshwater, saltwater, fog/mist, and alkalis corrosion. It is primarily used for marine vehicle requirements.
Brass is composed of copper and zinc and features the strength of both these materials. It is electrically conductive and resistant to corrosion. Brass fasteners are rigid and stylish, which makes them a preferred choice for automotive applications. Brass is used in manufacturing a wide range of bumper bolts, such as a square-neck bolt, knurled-neck bolt, and more.
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